Today's News

  • Nutramax to expand, create 125 new jobs

    Nutramax Laboratories has purchased the former U.S. Textile Corp. women’s hosiery plant off S.C. 903 and intends to move its warehousing operation to the site, a $15 million project that will create 125 new jobs.
    While a formal announcement won’t be made until January, Kristen Blanchard, vice president of external corporate affairs for Nutramax, informed Lancaster City Council about the company’s plans at its Tuesday, Nov. 10, meeting.

  • Emails reveal lawsuit, threat of another

    One day before Lancaster County Council defunded the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., agency President Keith Tunnell accused county leaders and employees of saying he had used his position for improper financial gain.
    In an email to County Administrator Steve Willis and Council Chairman Bob Bundy on Aug. 9, Tunnell expressed concern that they and “others connected with county government” were alleging he had “profited personally” in exchange for promoting incentives for local companies, among them Haile Gold Mine.

  • Amazing Journey performance Sunday

    What do a German, Hungarian and Brazilian have in common? If you said, “a love of music,” you’d be right, but you’d be missing the story behind the answer.
    On Sunday afternoon, Nov. 15, members of the Greenville Symphony Ensemble invite you to join them as they weave a musical journey from Germany, to Brazil, to the United States, and learn some of the real-life stories behind the musical travel.

  • IL’s Sizemore third in AA state field

    The Indian Land High School Lady Warriors cross country team posted a landmark effort at the S.C. High School League state championship meet in Columbia on Saturday, Nov. 7.
    The Lady Warriors recorded their highest finish ever – fourth overall – for the IL girls team at the Class AA girls state meet.
    Seventh-grader Lauren Sizemore led the Indian Land High girls with a third-place overall effort in a time of 20:08.
    Sizemore’s effort, with a 6:29 pace, earned her Class AA all-state honors.

  • Trio focusing on Friday

    Three Lancaster County high school football teams are looking to the “second season.”
    Lancaster, Buford and Indian Land are focusing on the high school football playoffs, which open Friday, Nov. 13.
    All games kick off at 7:30 p.m.
    Lancaster, the lone county team in the host role, will face 6-4 Wren High of Piedmont in Memorial Stadium.
    Buford and Indian Land will be on the road for opening round play.  BHS treks to Abbeville for a first-round game in the Class AA Upper State Div. II playoffs.

  • LHS’s Collins, Foster, Watts garner Tri-County honors

    RICHBURG – Lancaster High School swept the Division II season honors at the final meeting of the 2015 Tri-County Football Coaches Association meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg.
    Bruins’ second-year head coach Bobby Collins earned the Div. II Coach of the Year for the second straight season.

  • Sumter Speedway hosts Topless Turkey Day race

    Sumter Speedway in Sumter will host the the Topless Turkey Day race Saturday night, Nov. 14.
    This popular race has become one of the biggest draws in South Carolina racing.
    Drivers, from across the state, including Lancaster campaigners, look forward to attending and competing in this race each season.
    Divisions running include  the Outlaw Late Models, paying $1,000 to win (Limiteds, 525 and Crates combined).

  • Sun City salutes World War II vets

    Beverly Lane Lorenz
    For The Lancaster News

    It was a day of triumph and celebration as about 300 people – family, friends and members of the Indian Land community – gathered at the nearly completed Lodge, a new amenity center in Sun City Carolina Lakes, to pay a special tribute to the community’s World War II veterans.
    The Oct. 6 ceremony and dedication of the display to honor all Sun City Carolina Lakes veterans was two years in the making.

  • Guest Column: ‘Hercules’ flies mercy mission in 1966

    This is a story of an airplane, one of three, in my opinion, of the most used aircraft in the U.S. military. The first two are the B-52, called the BUFF, and the DC-3/C-47, the Gooney Bird or “Puff, the Magic Dragon” as it was known during the Vietnam War.  
    My story is about the C-130 “Hercules” and one mission.  

  • Train Hard, Eat Healthy

    In honor of our veterans today, I am going to share with you a military-style workout so you can get in great shape and get a taste of a soldier's routine.
    This will give you a small idea of how hard they work for us.  I have been around many veterans in my day, and what I notice about most is no matter whether they are active duty, reserve or retired, they have adopted the habit of still being early birds. Many scientific studies have shown that rising early has lots of health and fitness benefits.